The PedsPacs are best-evidence, point-of-care resources for managing critically ill or injured children. These tools are intended to be used at the bedside in community and tertiary pediatric emergency departments across Canada. The available resources consist of both cognitive and instructional aids. Cognitive aids available include management algorithm, triage screener, pocket cards, age/weight based drug dosing binder, pre-printed order sets, and a transport checklist. Instructional aids include simulation-based video podcasts with expert commentary and educational resources. The resources for completed PedsPacs are available below.
TREKK Co-Director Dr. Mona Jabbour led this national multidisciplinary team consisting of emergency physicians, intensivists, pharmacists, nurses, and specialists in the topic fields. During the development process, feedback was solicited from community physicians, pediatricians, and emergency department nurses.
Implementing the PedsPacs:
The resources are presently being used in tertiary Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) hospitals across the country, and will soon be available to community emergency departments. For additional information, please contact your TREKK Coordinator. Please follow the contact us link below if you are not a TREKK site.